Report praises Grieg’s sustainable aquaculture
A non-profit conservation group gave high marks to Grieg Seafood for responsible aquaculture practices in a recent peer-reviewed study of the company’s British Columbia operations.
Seafood for the Future, a non-profit seafood advisory and promotion program of the Aquarium of the Pacific, concluded that Grieg is “operating responsibly and continues to make measurable progress toward reducing its impacts,” according to a statement.
“We are very proud of our farming practices and have always been absolutely committed to demonstrating that farming fish in their natural ocean environment is part of the solution to some of the world’s environmental challenges,” said Stewart Hawthorn, Grieg managing director. “We are delighted with this positive endorsement of our responsible farming practices from an unbiased and credible seafood advisory program that promotes healthy and responsible seafood choices.
Seafood for the Future studied Grieg’s fish health management, marine mammal interactions, environmental mitigation measures, feed sourcing and practices, and community relations and environmental stewardship. The review also cited Grieg’s best aquaculture practices certification from the Global Aquaculture Alliance as a sign of the company’s commitment to sustainable aquaculture.
“We believe that farming the oceans, done right, helps to reduce pressure on wild salmon by satisfying global demand for sustainable sources of healthy food,” Hawthorne said. “This peer-reviewed report again confirms we are doing it right.”